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FOBT decision bridges the political divide

House of Parliament
In Regulus Partners’ Winning Post, Dan Waugh describes how parliament reacted to Culture Secretary Matt Hancock’s decision to cut the maximum stake on FOBTs to £2. One of the great (and rarely acknowledged) social benefits provided by the gambling industry is its ability to bring people together - and so it proved this week in Parliament as MPs and peers...

Seaside Select Committee to hold first meeting

Houses of Parliament
The Regenerating Seaside Towns and Communities Select Committee has named its chair and members ahead of their first private meeting in the Palace of Westminster on June 5. Lord Bassam of Brighton has been appointed as Chair, with Lord Cashman, Lord Grade of Yarmouth, Lord Knight of Weymouth, Bishop of Lincoln, Lord Lucas, Lord McNally, Lord Mawson, Lord Shutt of Greetland,...

Contagion: Westminster council spreads the toxic virus in FOBT fall-out

Westminster Council
With FOBTs defeated on the battlefield, time now then for the unlikely allies to turn on one another? It seems the first to unlink themselves from the brothers in arms are Westminster Council who have turned their hostile attentions towards AGCs. The battle is over; but the war is only just beginning. These adult arcades can have a higher number...

BALPPA await talks on apprenticeship levy and rateable values

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Following initial meetings with officials in Westminster, BALPPA CEO Paul Kelly is preparing for talks regarding the transparency of the rateable values process and the clarity of the apprenticeship levy’s seasonal pilot scheme.   Interrupted by parliament’s summer recess, attractions trade association BALPPA has been meeting with Westminster officials both to investigate opportunities regarding the apprenticeship levy, and to ensure a...

Bacta delegation witnesses Westminster terror attack

Coinslot - Bacta Westminster
Following an organised meeting with MPs, Bacta members found themselves at the heart of last week’s terrorist attack as they left the Palace of Westminster.   A senior bacta delegation comprising, national president Gabi Stergides, chief executive John White, Barry Knowles and Dave Orton, witnessed last week’s atrocity which left four people dead, including PC Keith Palmer who was murdered whilst...

New speakers confirmed for Westminster eForum seminars

Coinslot - Westminster eForum Brexit Article 50
The Westminster eForum seminar focusing on the impact of Brexit on the UK gambling industry will feature a number of key industry speakers.   As the UK continues to negotiate its withdrawal from the EU, a Westminster eForum seminar will be held on 14 March titled the “UK gambling sector: market developments, regulation and the impact of Brexit.” The seminar will review...

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